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« on: October 12, 2008 02:34:28 PM »

I went to a Raku workshop yesterday led by the teacher of a ceramics evening class that I have recently started. I made these 4 vases in the class so they could be biscuit fired in time for taking with me. It was great fun but three of them were seriously overfired so the colours did not come out, I was disappointed but when I looked at them today I started to come around to them, the group shot is the best likeness and I think they actually work as a series even though they are not as I intended them to be! It was great fun and I would recommend trying Raku to anyone considering it.


« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008 02:43:30 PM »

very nice!  I like the designs on #3 and LOVE the colors on #4.  I go crazy for that transparent turquoise you get with raku.

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008 02:48:04 PM »

I think #3 is my favourite but #4 is the only one where the colours came out as they should have. My teacher told me to use beeswax on them to bring out the textures, I will try that and post the results if they are very different

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008 03:19:52 PM »

raku is the best!  those totally look great even though they aren't what you planned  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008 09:29:38 AM »

I really love the shape of the vases! Did you make them with slabs folded over? Do you start with a circle for a base and then wrap the slab around?

They're cool and yes, I love the colours, too!


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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008 07:48:35 PM »

Oh HOW I long to learn the art of raku!
These are nice, especially the fourth one! I like the red accents.
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